Claes Cornelissen van Schouen

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About Claes Cornelissen van Schouen

Claes Cornelissen Van Schouwen was born on 3-Apr-1597 at Boda, Kalmar, Sweden. He married Margaret Van Der Goes on 9-Nov-1623 at Netherlands. Claes Cornelissen Van Schouwen died circa 1674 at New York.

    He was also known as Claes Van Schouw.

Claes Cornelissen VAN SCHOUEN

CLAES CORNELISSEN van SCHOUWEN b abt 1574 possibly Boda, Sweden? Netherlands?? d abt 1674 prob near Flatbush, Long Island, New Amsterdam/New York; married possibly 1st) Margaret VAN DER GOES (there is some controversy about this 1st wife who died 1631 in the Netherlands) and 2nd) Metje HARPERTS in 1632 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Metje died 1652 in Bergen Co NJ. CLAES CORNELISSEN van SCHOUWEN is possibly the originator of the "Wyckoff" surname in America?? CLAES' nickname was "Mutelaer" (Grumbler), and an island near Long Island was named after him, although it is now known as Bergen Island.

He was a witness to a baptism in the NYDRC on 07 September, 1642 along with Joris Rappalje. Claes was only 2 when his father died in 1599, and in 1603 he was put under the guardianship of his maternal grandfather Jacob Van Der Goes of Walcheren, Holland, and Colmar, Sweden, and he learned the trade which often took him by ship to the Dutch Islands. In a1624 he returned to Boda, Island of Oland in Denmark to introduce his new wife to his family. In December, 1625 he owned a ship called the "Svenska Kronan", and his home at this time was at Zierikzee, on the Island of Schouen, in Holland. The 30 years war caused him to sell his boats, and he came to New Amsterdam, where he died.

arrived in New Netherlands in 1636 from Holland (NL), settled in Breukelen, born 1597.

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Claes Cornelissen van Schouen's Timeline

April 3, 1597
Brouwershaven, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, Netherlands
Age 25
New York, NY, USA
January 6, 1624
Age 26
Löttorp, Borgholm, Kalmar län, Sweden
Age 29
Age 30
Age 32
The Netherlands
Age 33
Age 37